Tag Archives: Receiving

Lessons of Receiving

Of our Gods great wisdom
His plan of conceiving
In nature surrounding
Are lessons of receiving

In humble flowers
Who open to light
Welcome the gift
With colors bright

Of trees standing tall
With branches raised
In calm and in storm
Arms stretched in praise

And of the pasture
Letting rain seep
To nourish the soil
Of roots growing deep

Why as His children
So difficult be
To accept the graces
That are blessed to me

We expect and we take
What’s given for free
Oh Lord, let me learn
From the flowers and trees

Let’s cherish each blessing
To receive gratefully
Well find in this way
We’ll live joyfully

Hands Giving Receiving

Hands of giving
Hands receiving
Prayer of sharing
Soul believing

Fist of clenching
Will of mine
Releasing now
To the divine

Need extending
Open now
To grace and peace
Gifts You endow

Sins of shame
Of offer here
Forgiven now
Free and clear

Repeating now
Through open hands
The letting go
The pride of man

Fruit of the Receiving

A practice to develop
One no greater of
Truly life transforming
Receiving of God’s love

How often do we stop
To listen when we pray
To know our God is loving
Every moment of each day

When we’re stuck in traffic
Or waiting in a line
To know that I am cherished
The Word of God divine

Heart of the consuming
Love will overflow
Greater in the sharing
His joy here to know

Receiving the Morning

Oh, beautiful morning
Birth of new day
A gift here is offered
Reaction, which way?

Perhaps to ignore it
My tasks to pursue
To start fighting traffic
There’s so much to do

With mind of study
I’ll figure it out
With way of science
What it’s all about

Here to receive it
To be fully here
Through wisdoms reflection
Binding in prayer

Grace of Receiving

Something in her way
Stirred my soul believing
Grateful in her pause
Grace in the receiving

Something in her silence
Slightest head of bow
Eyes of acknowledgement
Joy arising now

Made me stop and think
Of all that I pass by
That I take for granted
Of blessings you supply

Gift a grateful heart
A way of You to weave
Everything is grace
Even how we receive